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Thursday, February 2, 2023

#TakeaTrip #Travel #Shows #Travelshows @TravAdventure The New York Travel & Adventure Show Series is Now America’s Largest With Over 21,500 In Attendance

New York’s Premier Travel Show produces record attendance and exhibitor numbers, completing the inaugural New York Travel Week.

The Travel & Adventure Shows hosted their third show in as many weeks at the Javits Convention Center on January 28-29 welcoming more than 21,500, over 350 exhibitors and 850 travel advisors and over 3,000 travel trade and media members. Show attendees engaged with destination representatives, tour operators and travel providers both domestically and from around the globe offering up travel ideas and inspiration. Attendees were even invited to take advantage of special deals and promotions on the spot to stretch their travel dollar and make their dream vacation a reality.

Following the success of this past weekend, upcoming Travel & Adventure Shows have seen a return to pre-COVID pre-event registration numbers for shows in Washington D.C. (February 4-5), Los Angeles (February 18-19), and Denver (February 25-26) and more. The next events promise travelers in these major cities will leave with an abundance of new travel knowledge from hundreds of the top destinations and travel providers from around the world, as well as advice from leading travel experts.

The New York Travel & Adventure Show featured a Croatian National Tourist Board Pavilion, where regional destinations and tour operators from Croatia promoted the most travel experiences while meeting with over 185 pre-qualified Travel Advisors during a networking event prior to the show opening on Saturday. Included in The Travel Trade Day Program were three subsequent panel discussions featuring top Cruise Line, Caribbean, and Florida-based Tourism Board Executives.

The show also included the expanded LGBTQ+ Pavilion, that showcased gay-friendly destinations, tour operators and travel agencies, as well as dedicated programming on the Global Beats Stage. Attendees learned of destinations that have up-and-coming LGBTQ trends and had the opportunity to speak to representatives who can answer questions or address concerns. Also featured at this year’s show was the Passport Acceptance Program, where attendees could register to have their passport applications accepted, expedited, renewed, and even have their passport photos taken, right on the show floor.

“The New York Travel & Adventure Show was a huge success for us. We literally triple what we did in 2019 while meeting the most qualified audience of attendees we have ever seen in New York. The attendance was very impressive, and the event run as always to a high degree of professionalism,” said Michael Consoli, Cruise Planners/Michael Consoli & Associates Agency Owner, “I don’t know what you did for marketing, but each show keeps getting better for us!”

In addition to these new pavilions, show attendees gained valuable advice from industry experts Samantha Brown, Pauline Frommer, Peter Greenberg, Andrew McCarthy, and Patricia Schultz, while participating in dozens of informational and education travel workshops. They also watched cultural performances on the Global Beats Stage and explored the Caribbean Experience where different Caribbean destinations showcased their cultures with culinary experiences and performances.

“The attendance at this show proves that travel is back in the U.S. The abundance of pent-up wanderlust by show attendees, and the success of this show in the Media Capital of the World proves the demand is only increasing,” said John Golicz, CEO of Unicomm, LLC, which produces the Travel & Adventure Shows. “Our Washington D.C. event next weekend is already exceeding pre-pandemic numbers, and Los Angeles is trending in a very similar direction.”

New York Travel & Adventure Show sponsors included Major Sponsor MSC Cruises, Contributing Sponsor Go Touch Down Travel & Tours, Supporting Sponsors Barbados and Croatian National Tourist Board. The LGBTQ Pavilion was sponsored by Presenting Sponsor Visit Lauderdale and Supporting Pavilion Sponsors AIG and Marco Island. The Photo Booth was Sponsored by the Florida Keys & Key West.

Industry travel trade professionals were able to facilitate valuable business with travel media, travel advisors, consumers and influencers during the inaugural “New York Travel Week.” The major components of Travel Week were TravMedia’s International Media Marketplace, the New York Travel & Adventure Show, as well as a variety of specialty events throughout the week.

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About Unicomm, LLC and the Travel & Adventure Show Series

Unicomm, LLC is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in originating and managing world-class trade shows and conferences. Unicomm's properties include the nation's only, largest and longest-running series of travel events, the Travel & Adventure Show in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco/Bay Area and Washington, D.C. Unicomm also produces industry-leading conferences including the annual American Traveler Trends Forum, as well as the Virtual Travel & Adventure Show Series.


A Peachy's Pick Since 2012 and #Best #Spanish #Restaurant in #Manhattan, El Pote Espanol #ElPote #ElPoteEspanol @elPoteEspanol Since 1977 by New Owners Nicolas Ahuatl and Juan Costa Winter 2023 #WhomYouKnow #PeachysPicks @ManhattanPeachy #PeachyDeegan

Owner Nicolas Ahuatl with the Chicken and Lobster
It's not who you know, it's Whom You Know and we absolutely know El Pote.  It is by far the best Spanish restaurant in Manhattan, and we have been singing its praises for eleven years straight.  It was last featured this past summer.  Its consistency and excellence through an ownership change in the past few years is highly laudable and it is a rarity to see such a flawless transition and a sincere commitment to keep all winning aspects of a tremendous restaurant in place.  Though we miss Enrique and Jose when we walk in the door we love seeing Nicolas and team and their amazing cuisine year-round.
We absolutely adore the garlic soup.  We dream about it and no other can compare.  It is the best thing you can do for yourself right now particularly because we are approaching zero degree temperatures.  You want to order many servings to sip to get yourself through the next few days!  It's fragrant without being overpowering and absolutely addictive.  We didn't even know we liked garlic soup until we met this years ago.  Also, it's nice to know that the Spanish airline association has honored them:
Everyone that is anyone from Spain and the Spanish Embassy comes here and note they all speak English in case you are worried.  As you avid readers know, Peachy herself took six years of French and would be lost in Spanish.  We are rarely surprised by anything, but this next hit goes to show you that you ought to always ask what is soup of the day:
Oh my goodness, Galician soup where have you been all our life?
Original owners and founders Enrique and Jose started El Pote in 1977 before Peachy could even write, and they are natives of Galicia in Spain.  It's the northwest.  This puts every other chicken soup to shame because it goes even further and adds pork sausage, collard greens, white beans, pork ribs and potatoes.  Any saltiness is derived from the natural intrinsic flavors of the bones of the animals involved (pig, chicken) and you will want to dive in immediately.  Note this is just as phenomenal as the garlic soup.
There are many attractive appetizers, and this time we checked the superlative consistency and excellence of the Gambas al Ajillo: Shrimp in garlic sauce.  It continues to be a sizzling sensation and a fragrant journey to the higher echelons of European elegance.  The Mango Salad is a new Nicolas feature that is a fantastic nutritious pick-me-up.  It brightens the winter doldrums with its of course mango highlight, joined by cherry tomatoes, apples, romaine and avocado.
Of course pictures speak louder than words, and this is what dinner is supposed to look like.  As always our pictures are never ever edited.  You excel like Nicolas or we do not publish.  Pollo Al Ajillo is chicken (legs and thighs) sauteed with lemon and garlic, an authentic Galician style.  The captivating flavor hits the spot on a cold winter day and this should be your superbowl food: who needs wings.  Catch of the day is always great but we opted for the Pollo Con Langosta which is Chicken and Lobster.  Why would you ever want Chicken and Waffles at a lesser venue when you can have Chicken and Lobster?  A generous portion of two complete lobster tails joins the chicken in a fragrant red sauce that will light up your winter night.
When it is time for dessert, say yes please to the fresh flan, made daily on premises.  It is sweet enough without being overbearing. Its consistency and creaminess are wondrous and paired with a coffee and chocolate drizzle, it's amazing.




Pamela Dawson of DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas, is the recipient of the 2023 Music Educator Award™ presented by the Recording Academy® and GRAMMY Museum®. In addition, nine music teachers have been announced as finalists for the award. Initial nominations were submitted from 47 states. A complete list of the recipients is below.

Winner School City State
Phil Aguglia Kenmore East High School Tonawanda New York

Finalists School City State
Phil Aguglia Kenmore East High School Tonawanda New York
Ernesta Chicklowski Roosevelt Elementary Tampa Florida
Antoine Dolberry P.S. 103 Hector Fontanez School Bronx New York
Jack A. Eaddy, Jr. Western Carolina University Cullowhee North Carolina
Marisa Frank Explore! Community School Nashville Tennessee
Trevor Nicholas Senn Arts at Nicholas Senn High School Chicago Illinois
Matthew Shephard Meridian Early College High School Sanford Michigan
Tony Small Pallotti Arts Academy Laurel Maryland
Alice Tsui New Bridges Elementary Brooklyn New York

The Music Educator Award recognizes current educators who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the music education field and demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools. The recipient will be recognized during GRAMMY® Week 2023.

The award is open to current U.S. music teachers, and anyone can nominate a teacher — students, parents, friends, colleagues, community members, school deans, and administrators.

Teachers are also able to nominate themselves, and nominated teachers are notified and invited to fill out an application.

Each year, one recipient is selected from 10 finalists and recognized for their remarkable impact on students' lives. They will receive a $10,000 honorarium and matching grant for their school's music program. The nine additional finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium and matching grants. The remaining 15 semifinalists will receive a $500 honorarium with matching school grants.

The matching grants provided to the schools are made possible by the generosity and support of the GRAMMY Museum's Education Champion Ford Motor Company Fund. In addition, the American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, NAMM Foundation, and National Education Association support this program through outreach to their constituencies.

Nominations and applications for the 2024 Music Educator Award are now open via

Pamela Dawson began studying music at the age of 7 on the piano. She continued in music throughout her education and was greatly influenced by her God-Sister, Dorothy Ashby, a well renowned jazz harpist. She graduated from Cass Technical High School as a vocational music major and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications & Theater with an emphasis in music from Eastern Michigan University. She began her teaching career in 1995 in Detroit, Michigan and was the Head Choral Director at several schools in the
metropolitan area. Dawson is currently in her 27th year of teaching and her 16th year in Texas at DeSoto High School. Choirs under her direction have consistently earned numerous sweepstake ratings in Contest and Sight-Reading, Best in Class, and Outstanding Performance awards at festivals on the local, state, national, and international levels, including a tour and performance in London. Dawson is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, American Harp Society, Texas Choral Directors Association, Texas Music Educators Association, and has previously served as the Chair for the DeSoto Arts Commission for six years. Dawson was previously a finalist for the Music Educator Award in 2021. In 2022, she was inducted into the DeSoto School ISD Hall of Honors for special achievements and honors in her career, for making an impact in the community and the district, and for her service to education and the DeSoto ISD.

The GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and exploring music from yesterday and today to inspire the music of tomorrow through exhibits, education, grants, preservation initiatives, and public programming. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum values and celebrates the dynamic connection in people’s diverse backgrounds and music’s many genres, telling stories that inspire us, and creative expression that leads change in our industry.

For more information, visit, "like" the GRAMMY Museum on Facebook, and follow @GRAMMYMuseum on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards® — music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

For more information about the Academy, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, "like" Recording Academy on Facebook, and join the Recording Academy's social communities on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

As the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, Ford Fund's mission is to strengthen communities and help make people's lives better. Working with dealers and nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries, Ford Fund provides access to opportunities and resources that help people reach their full potential. Since 1949, Ford Fund has invested more than $2 billion in programs that support education, promote safe driving, enrich community life, and encourage employee volunteering. For more information, visit or join us at @FordFund on Facebook and Twitter.


#ReadThis #AFrontRowSeat by #NancyOlsonLivingston @KentuckyPress

A Front Row Seat is a trip down memory lane by author and actor Nancy Olson Livingston, and for everyone interested in the entertainment business, it's a must-read.  Knowing the history of the business is essential, and her first-hand look at how it's done and the culture around it are eye-opening from beginning to end.

You of course know her from Sunset Boulevard, which we understand is President Trump's favorite movie starring Gloria Swanson, but her real life coupled with her professional accolades and society stories will keep you turning the pages. Though she is a mid-west original, her bi-coastal American living is sure to appeal to our readers.  Nancy embellishes style, intellect, kindness, consideration and emotional intelligence in a world that can be quite devoid of it at times.  This book is timeless.

We liked the Jackie/Jack Kennedy reference on p. 120, and the tidbits included are fantastic including a phone call from Walt Disney himself.  Even if you are not specifically interested in entertainment, Nancy's overall life lessons are thought-provoking.  The music business is covered quite a bit as well as Nancy married it twice.

If you like reading about Hollywood, a book like this is the gold standard.  Any second-hand news you see when you are checking out of the grocery story cannot compare at all.  If you are here, you are interested in Whom You Know directly, not through a third party!  Nancy is classy and classic and the times she does dish she does it with panache.

Nancy really has a knack for being in the right place at the right time, and to see what we mean, crack open this winner.

A Front Row Seat is Recommended by Whom You Know.

One of the Last Leading Actors of the Golden Age of Hollywood Releases New Memoir

A Front Row Seat: An Intimate Look at Broadway, Hollywood, and the Age of Glamour

From her childhood in the American Midwest to her Oscar-nominated performance in Sunset Boulevard (1950), actress Nancy Olson Livingston has lived abundantly. In her new memoir, A Front Row Seat, Livingston treats readers to an intimate look into her life as a woman, wife, mother, and actress working and building a life in the last gleaming years of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

“If luck is a lady, like the song says, that lady must be Nancy Olson Livingston—an Academy Award–nominated actress (Sunset Boulevard) and muse to her first husband, lyricist Alan Jay Lerner (My Fair Lady), and to the Capitol Record impresario Alan Livingston. Her life has been a banquet. A Front Row Seat is a vivid, illuminating record of all the high-rolling stars of music, film, theatre, and politics who found a seat at her glamorous table.”—John Lahr, theater critic, writer, and author of Notes on a Cowardly Lion: The Biography of Bert Lahr

Beginning with her childhood, readers walk with Livingston through the pivotal moments of her life. As a student at UCLA, she is signed by Paramount and packs in a series of roles including several films with William Holden. One of those films becomes Sunset Boulevard for which she receives an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

In her early 20’s Livingston exchanges her title of leading lady for that of wife and muse to composer Alan J. Lerner, with whom she has two daughters. But when that marriage dissolves, Livingston returns to the screen costarring in films such as Pollyanna and The Absent-Minded Professor.

After a stint on Broadway, she marries Alan Livingston, head of Columbia Records, and together they host the likes of up-and-coming talents such as The Beatles and help raise the cultural bar in Los Angeles. With her husband by her side, Livingston later trades her work on Hollywood’s center stage for a life behind the scenes. She contributes her time and resources to organizations such as The Blue Ribbon where she works as a patron for children and women in the realm of art education.

Entertaining and engrossing, A Front Row Seat deftly interweaves Livingston’s life with her observations of the artists, celebrities, and luminaries with whom she came in contact—a paean to the twentieth century and a treasure for readers enamored with a bygone era.

Filmography for Nancy Olson Livingston

● Dumbbells (2014)

○ Starring: Brian Drolet, Hoyt Richards, and Taylor Cole

○ Role: Bianca Cummings

○ Director: Christopher Livingston

○ Summary: A former basketball star suffering from a knee injury looks to rehab himself at a rundown Los Angeles Gym.

● Flubber (1997)

○ Starring: Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, and Christopher McDonald

○ Role: Ford Secretary

○ Director: Les Mayfield

○ Summary: An absent-minded professor discovers “flubber,” a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.

● Making Love (1982)

○ Starring: Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson, and Harry Hamlin

○ Role: Christine

○ Director: Arthur Hiller

○ Summary: A successful young L.A. doctor and his equally successful television-producer wife find their happily-ever-after life torn asunder when he suddenly confronts his long-repressed attraction for other men.

● Airport 1975 (1974)

○ Starring: Charlton Heston, Karen Black, and George Kennedy

○ Role: Mrs. Abbott

○ Director: Jack Smight

○ Summary: A 747 in flight collides with a small plane and is rendered pilotless. Somehow the control tower must get a pilot aboard so the jet can land.

● Snowball Express (1972)

○ Starring: Dean Jones, Nancy Olson, and Harry Morgan

○ Role: Sue Baxter

○ Director: Norman Tokar

○ Summary: When John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves west to run it—only to find his “estate” in a state of total dilapidation.

● Smith! (1969)

○ Starring: Glenn Ford, Nancy Olson, and Dean Jagger

○ Role: Norah Smith

○ Director: Michael O’Herlihy

○ Summary: An Indian boy flees when he is accused of murder.

● Son of Flubber (1963)

○ Starring: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, and Keenan Wynn

○ Role: Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Brainard

○ Director: Robert Stevenson

○ Summary: When Professor Brainard experiments further on Flubber derivatives, he gets in trouble and only his students can help.

● The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)

○ Starring: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, and Keenan Wynn

○ Role: Betsy Carlisle

○ Director: Robert Stevenson

○ Summary: A college professor invents an anti-gravity substance which a corrupt businessman wants for himself.

● Pollyanna (1960)

○ Starring: Jane Wyman, Hayley Mills, and Richard Egan

○ Role: Nancy Furman

○ Director: David Swift

○ Summary: A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life.

● Battle Cry (1955)

○ Starring: Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, and Mona Freeman

○ Role: Mrs. Pat Rogers

○ Director: Raoul Walsh

○ Summary: Young Marines have adventures in love and war.

● The Boy from Oklahoma (1954)

○ Starring: Will Rogers Jr., Nancy Olson, and Lon Chaney Jr.

○ Role: Katie Brannigan

○ Director: Michael Curtiz

○ Summary: Corrupt mayor Barney Turlock appoints lawyer-wannabe greenhorn Tom Brewster as sheriff but regrets his choice when Brewster becomes efficient at fighting crime and solves the murder of the previous sheriff.

● So Big (1953)

○ Starring: Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden, and Nancy Olson

○ Role: Dallas O’Mara

○ Director: Robert Wise

○ Summary: In the late 1890s, a young, widowed woman becomes a successful farmer and can send her son, nicknamed ‘So Big,’ to college. After graduating, he finds a job as an architect, but forgoes his dream in favor of an immediate financial success.

● Big Jim McLain (1952)

○ Starring: John Wayne, Nancy Olson, and James Arness

○ Role: Nancy Vallon

○ Director: Edward Ludwig

○ Summary: In the post-war Hawaii, House Un-American Activities Committee investigators Jim McLain and Mal Baxter hunt down Communists.

● Submarine Command (1951)

○ Starring: William Holden, Nancy Olson, and William Bendix

○ Role: Carol

○ Director: John Farrow

○ Summary: Submarine commander Ken White reminisces about his wartime years aboard submarine USS Tiger Shark and struggles with feelings of personal guilt.

● Force of Arms (1951)

○ Starring: William Holden, Nancy Olson, and Frank Lovejoy

○ Role: Lt. Eleanor MacKay

○ Director: Michael Curtiz

○ Summary: During World War II in Italy, an American sergeant and WAC lieutenant take time out for romance.

● Mr. Music (1950)

○ Starring: Bing Crosby, Nancy Olson, and Charles Coburn

○ Role: Katherine Holbrook

○ Director: Richard Haydn

○ Summary: A golf-crazy songwriter tries to avoid the long, solitary hours of concentration needed to produce a hit musical. His producer and his secretary conspire to get him back on track.

● Union Station (1950)

○ Starring: William Holden, Nancy Olson, and Barry Fitzgerald

○ Role: Joyce Willecombe

○ Director: Rudolph Mate

○ Summary: A sharp-eyed woman spots a man with a gun on a train and her alert to the railroad police helps them in their search for a ruthless gang who have kidnapped a blind heiress.

● Sunset Blvd. (1950)

○ Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, and Erich von Stroheim

○ Role: Betty Schaefer

○ Director: Billy Wilder

○ Summary: A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.

● Canadian Pacific (1949)

○ Starring: Randolph Scott, Jane Wyatt, and J. Carrol Naish

○ Role: Cecille Gautier

○ Director: Edwin L. Marin

○ Summary: A surveyor for the Canadian Pacific Railroad must fight fur trappers who oppose the building of the railroad by stirring up Indian rebellion.

● Portrait of Jennie (1948)

○ Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, and Ethel Barrymore

○ Role: Teenager in Art Gallery

○ Director: William Dierterle

○ Summary: Eben is a talented but struggling artist in Depression era NY. One day, after he finally finds someone to buy a painting from him, a pretty but odd young girl named Jennie Appleton appears and strikes up an unusual friendship with Eben.


Monday, January 30, 2023

#SalonPeachy #HAIRNOW #EPISODE19 #MoverandShaker #EdwardTricomi Master Stylist and Founder of @WarrenTricomi Styles #PeachyDeegan To Celebrate the 14th Anniversary of #WhomYouKnow and #Breaking Warren Tricomi to Open on Madison Avenue and 76th Spring 2023

In other news, Peachy Deegan celebrated the 14th Anniversary of Whom You Know with a visit to the one and only legend of hair, Master Stylist Mover and Shaker Edward Tricomi!  Check out the date of that interview: 2009!  The best just keep on getting better like a fine wine.  Of course, we went to The Plaza Hotel.  He is the one and only person to shape and style Peachy's hair since 2014 and every hair on Peachy's head applauds.  These pictures are totally unedited: hair does really look this fabulous after a visit to Edward!
It may be football season but after the original Edward Scissorhands strikes you with his magic doing the essential classic dry cut that he himself invented, the best touchdown in the world is not on the football field but on your head!  
Even if you are not a six foot tall supermodel (and if you have met Peachy, certainly you are aware of her towering height at just over five feet...) you can look like one with the right hair: and that means a haircut by Edward.
There is nothing like entering The Plaza Hotel and ascending the staircase to the second floor and floating into the higher echelon of hair craftsmanship of Warren Tricomi.  This visit, we were delighted to see Vera and Veronica who both graciously greeted us as we entered.  A fantastic wash and condition by newcomer Ozden Oz followed, and then Ozden gorgeously blew out our hair to prepare it for the cut.
Recently, Peachy visited The Met, which we love.  The paintings on the wall don't have hair as great as yours will be after a dry cut by Edward Tricomi!
Thanks Edward!  We like to think we are informative and fun but our brilliant hairstyle of perfection is all you.
Edward Tricomi continues to earn our Highest Recommendation.


Linda Fargo – “Edward is THE Rock Star of the hair biz. He plays his scissors with as much groove, intuition, precision, finesse and inspired excellence as the Hall of Famer that he is. He created my signature bob and I am his forever!”
Legendary Warren-Tricomi Salons co-founder Edward Tricomi is known for demanding excellence in everything he does. Be it hair, fashion, or music – when Tricomi is involved, perfection isn’t just expected: it’s inevitable.The roots (no pun intended) of his renowned career began after a suggestion from his sister that he try cutting hair to supplement his income as a musician. Growing up, Edward read Vogue religiously, devouring and absorbing the art within it. Moreover, as the grandson of a fashion designer, he was always surrounded and inspired by the world of fashion. Decades later, Edward is perhaps the most iconic and influential hair historian of our era. 

Working his first New York City salon job in the 1970s (working with the likes of Bianca Jagger and Salvador Dali) inspired in him an ambition to create his own beauty empire. He began doing editorial hairstyling, landing his unique and innovative work on numerous prominent fashion magazine spreads and covers.
Edward achieved the position of Art Director at the Jaxavier Salon, widely considered to be the epicenter of style at the time. There, Edward was introduced to world famous stylist and Vogue editor Polly Mellen, whose profound influence helped propel his career to the next level. Through mutual respect and admiration for each other’s talent and work, Polly booked Edward to collaborate alongside iconic fashion photographers including Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier and Helmut Newton. Edward also met Deborah Turbeville, with whom he began a 40 yearlong professional relationship, each one inspiring and impacting the other’s illustrious career. The transformational artistic integrity, avant-garde travel and art exposure that Edward’s editorial career afforded him continue to inspire him decades later.

Glowing reviews from fashion photographers and a sparkling reputation prompted fashion designers to take note of Tricomi, who soon began styling the looks for fashion shows for brands including Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Emanuel Ungaro, Calvin Klein, Dior and many other top tier designers around the world. Edward’s innate understanding of hair and fashion coupled with his visionary ideas regarding their potential to intersect in order to enhance one another propelled him to the forefront of the industry. Working at strong editorial-based salons helped Edward hone (and eventually perfect) his craft, leading to the development of his signature dry-hair precision technique and rapid-fire method of cutting, which is frequently compared to an artist sketching. It also serves as the inspiration for his loving nickname, “Edward Scissorhands.” This unusual style of cutting mimicks the hair’s natural state with ‘perfectly imperfect,’ abstract layers and allows him to see how the cut will look in the hair’s natural state. Edward is known and respected for this intellectualized approach to hair by elevating the process, he is also elevating the result and ability to understand how each haircut needs to be uniquely tailored and designed to suit the individual for whom it is for.
At the top of his game, Edward decided to leave the editorial world and focus on building his namesake salon business. In 1989, opened the first Warren-Tricomi Salon on East 57th Street in New York City. In addition to fashion and music, Edward has a strong passion for architecture his keen artistic eye, understanding of structure, and dedicated passion have lead him to be integral in the design and layout of every single Warren-Tricomi Salon. The original location closed in 2009 when the salon moved to its current flagship local in the iconic and incomparable Plaza Hotel. Each Warren-Tricomi Salon is incredibly unique, with different d├ęcor to reflect the location and personality and essence of the city or neighborhood within which it resides. The brand has a rich history of designing and building some of the most unique salons in the world.

Warren-Tricomi prides itself on being more than just a hair and beauty salon. All stylists trained at Warren-Tricomi are required to study and become experts in not only styling, but also fashion history. It is fundamental to the Warren-Tricomi brand that this extensive knowledge and perspective is present in every single haircut given in their salons. Few other salons can also make this claim, in the same way that few other salons are perpetually and actively on the forefront of beauty and fashion in the way Warren-Tricomi has been for the last 25 years. This significance and influence is evident in many facets of Tricomi’s business, one of which is the fact that they do at least three fashion shows each season, all over the world.

Throughout his prolific career Edward has mentored many well-known stylists including Italo Gregorio, Patrick Melville and Ric Popino. He has worked with virtually every celebrity, including Barbara Streisand, Mick Jagger, Nicky and Paris Hilton, the Kardashians, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. Edward is constantly garnering inspiration from the people he works with: models like Patti Hansen, makeup artists like Pat McGrath and photographers like Roxanne Lowit.

The legacy of Edward and the Warren-Tricomi Salons continue to be a driving force and influential cornerstone of both the beauty and fashion industries. Their cutting-edge techniques, coupled with their deep appreciation and understanding of history and those who have come before and inspired them, enables Edward’s business to be the embodiment of modern fashion and beauty; at once both trendsetting and classic. Yet despite his significant impact and illustrious, celebrated career one esteemed fashion photographer and devoted Warren-Tricomi customer calls Edward a “phenomenon and one of the most talented hair dressers in the world” passionate and devoted beauty pioneer and mogul Edward Tricomi will tell you he’s never worked a day in his life.


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